What a lovely surprise to be nominated for this award! Although not at sea anymore, I still firmly believe in doing what I can from the office to help care for crew.
During my years on board, especially in my role a Chief Stew, I felt a huge duty of care to those around me as we went through stressful and busy seasons, with many on board away from home and loved ones for prolonged periods of time.
When moving ashore and finding out about ISWAN, I really became passionate about helping push the name out to the yachting community, now known as Yacht Crew Help. Mental health has never been more important and being in a position now of placing people on yachts every day, I remain passionate in doing my bit to help care for our crew in the industry.